ERIC Number: ED109203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Standardization of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Form M.
Miller, Robert E.
Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) Form M was constructed as a replacement for AFOQT Form L in Fiscal Year 1974. The new form serves the same purposes as its predecessor and possesses basically the same characteristics. It yields Pilot, Navigator-Technical, Officer Quality, Verbal, and Quantitative composite scores. Three sets of conversion tables are provided for examinees at the various educational levels where the test is adminstered. Standardization was accomplished by equipercentile conversion to composites of Project TALENT tests from a previous form which was adminstered to Air Force Academy candidates, and thence to the new form in a stratified sample of basic airmen. This strategy permits the new AFOQT scores to be related to Academy candidates and to 12th grade males in the original Project TALENT study. Because recent operational data suggest that the AFOQT is becoming too difficult, a correction which was used prior to AFOQT-64 was reinstated. The correction is for the unusually high academic aptitude of the Academy candidate group, especially with respect to the quantitative domain. The correction primarily affects the Navigator-Technical, Officer Quality, and Quantitative composites and should lead to somewhat increased qualification rates without fundamentally changing the AFOQT normative base. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.